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Record Producer Chuck Granata Remembers Chuck BerryLOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:We continue our remembrance of rock and roll legend Chuck Berry.
And to talk more about his influence on American music, we turn now to music historian Chuck Granata.
GRANATA: But Chuck Berry was really setting the trend a year or two before Elvis.
CHUCK GRANATA: Good morning, Lulu.
GARCIA-NAVARRO: So Chuck Berry is known, of course, as the father of rock and roll.
He appeared in two early rock-and-roll movies: Rock Rock Rock (1956), in which he sang “You Can’t Catch Me”, and Go, Johnny, Go!
“ Ted Nugent said, “If you don’t know every Chuck Berry lick, you can’t play rock guitar.
“The rock critic Robert Christgau considers Berry “the greatest of the rock and rollers”, while John Lennon said, “if you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry’.
Springsteen tweeted, “Chuck Berry was rock’s greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock ‘n’ roll writer who ever lived.
Both singles were included on the part-live, part-studio album The London Chuck Berry Sessions (other albums of London sessions were recorded by Chess’s mainstay artists Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf).
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